Best Juneau Helicopter Tours

Juneau is a port that has a lot to offer guests. From whale watching to tasting tours to incredible flights via helicopter, there's something for everyone while they're here. The once-in-a-lifetime experience you get on a small group helicopter flight is worth every penny! Whether your party is looking to land on a glacier and explore the natural beauty and vastness of being on a remote glacier or you're wanting to experience Alaska's state sport of dog sledding on a glacier, Juneau is a great destination for it all. 

Read on to find our picks for the best helicopter tours in Juneau:

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1. Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Herbert Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Dog Sledding

glacier dog sledding

On this trip, you can combine a helicopter ride over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield with a once-in-a-lifetime Alaska dog sledding tour. It's considered one of the best things to do in Juneau.

 

2. Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Herbert Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier

juneau herbert glacier

Enjoy majestic views as you ride in a helicopter over Juneau Icefield, then land upon Herber Glacier. You’ll take a relaxing stroll along the glacier’s surface with this Juneau helicopter tour.

 

3. Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Dog Sledding

alaskan husky on a glacier

This Juneau dog sledding helicopter tour allows you to meet the amazing dogs and trainers at the camp on a remote area of the Mendenhall Glacier.

 

4. Juneau Taku Glacier Exploration via Airboat and Helicopter

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Taku River

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Airboat

helicopter and airboat

Get ready to explore Juneau glacier via helicopter and airboat on this exciting adventure. From the air you'll see stunning glacial features and in the airboat, you'll get up close and next to the glacier; reach out and touch it!

 

5. Juneau Glacier Dogsled Extended Tour via Helicopter

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Herbert Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Dog Sledding

dogsledding in Juneau

This combo helicopter tour in Juneau is a great option for guests who don't want to choose between only dog sledding or only a glacier landing. It gives guests the opportunity to experience both!

 

6. Juneau Dog Sled World & Taku Glacier Helicopter Adventure

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Dog Sledding

dog sledding in Juneau

On this truly Alaskan adventure, you'll get the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-capped glacier. Enjoy views of the Taku Glacier from the air as you make your way to the remote camp.

 

7. Juneau Extended Norris Glacier Dog Sledding Adventure

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier, Tongass National Forest

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier, Dog Sledding

glacier dog sledding on the norris glacier

This personalized experience is a must for thrill-seekers. Upon arrival at the camp on the Norris Glacier, your professional musher will show you the ropes befor your take off on a 4-mile mushing adventure!

 

8. Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Guided Walk via Helicopter

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Mendenhall GlacierJuneau Icefield, Herbert Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier

helicopter landing on glacier

On this tour, you can take a helicopter ride and land on the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Once you land, your guide will take you a short glacier walk, where you can take photos and look for wildlife.

 

9. Juneau Helicopter Glacier Trek

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Gilky Glacier, Battle Glacier, Thiel Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier

trekkers on a glacier

With two hours of trekking on a glacier, you'll walk away with the knowledge of how best to travel on a glacier surface, have plenty of time for taking magnificent photos, and certainly enough time to explore the various glacial features.

 

10. Juneau Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Gilky Glacier, Battle Glacier, Thiel Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier

ice wall climbing on tour

Ice climb on a massive 300-ft ice wall on this thrilling tour. Your pilot will show you techniques for climbing during this educational exploration of the Juneau Icefield on this Juneau helicopter tour.

11. Juneau Helicopter Glacier Walkabout

Port: Juneau

Points of Interest: Juneau Icefield, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Gilky Glacier, Battle Glacier, Thiel Glacier

Highlights: Helicopter, Glacier

glacier walkabout in juneau

Enjoy an hour of exploring on a stunning glacier on this Juneau tour. Your guide will show you the unique glacial features and local environment. 

 

What to Expect on Your Helicopter Tour

Helcopter tours offer you a birds eye view of the world, taking you to some of the most beautiful and remote locations. Fly above cities, lakes, mountains, and glaciers to reach your destination. The panoramic views from above will leave you breathless and your pilot guides will do their best to point out wildlife and highlights along your flight path. From your seat, massive glaciers will look small until you begin your approach in preparation for landing and the scale of your surroundings will increase exponentially.

Whether you're landing on a remote glacier and will be getting ready for glacial explorations or you're landing at one of our famed dog sled camps and getting ready to hop on a sled and experience dog sledding for the first time, we promise, you won't be disappointed! 

Come prepared with questions and a desire to learn as your guides will show you why time after time these tours are some of our most popular in Juneau!

 

Ready for more tours? Check out the 10 best tours in Alaska or consider tours on land or by train.

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